On October 25, 2023, 18 people lost their lives as victims of a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine.

Nick Charde, a recent Bates graduate, and Lizi Barrow, a current Bates student, have teamed up to design and produce the Lewiston Strong Shirt to provide support for the families of the victims. The design features the iconic St. Peter and Paul Basilica, a structure that is visible from almost everywhere in the city - the North Star of Lewiston.

100% OF ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the Maine Community Foundation. In addition, 10% of proceeds from any other Rocks product will be donated. If you have the means, please consider making a separate contribution to the Maine Community Foundation or one of the other certified GoFundMe’s listed. For more information on the MCF and the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund, see the link below:

Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund: FAQ and Resources